Gordon W. Hester

President & CEO

Gordon Hester is President and CEO of Kiemle Hagood. Gordon is a licensed REALTOR® and joined Kiemle Hagood in 1990. Gordon is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business Administration and a major in Finance.  

Gordon oversees the corporate operations of the company, department heads for all management divisions, and the operations of K&H Facility Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiemle Hagood. Gordon is actively involved with trade, civic, and community organizations. Some of those include:

EDUCATION

  • Eastern Washington University:  Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration / Finance


INDUSTRY

National

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA):

  • Nominating Committee, Chair,  2004 - 2006
  • Industry Defense Fund Oversight Committee, Chair,  2008 - 2010
  • Government Affairs Committee, Co-Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • Executive Committee, Member, 2008 - 2011
  • Codes and Standards Committee, Co-Chair, 2012 - 2013

Local

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA):

  • Member, 1990 - Present
  • President, 1996 - 1997
  • Legislative Committee, Chairperson, 1996, 2001 - 2007, 2011 - 2014, 2018 - 2019
  • Industry Representative to State Capital
  • Pacific Northwest Region, President, 2003 - 2005
  • Voted “Member of the Year”, 1997, 2003
  • Washington State PAC, Chairman, 2012 - 2019

Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS®:  Member

COMMUNITY

Providence Holy Family Foundation: 

  •  Board Member, 2003 - 2011
  •  President, 2006 - 2008

Providence Health Care Foundation:

  • Board Member, 2018 - Present

Downtown Spokane Partnership:

  • Downtown Spokane Partnership Board Member, 2014 - Present
  • Business Improvement District  -  Ratepayer Advisory Board, 2009 - 2014
  • Business Improvement District President, 2013

Spokane County Fire District 10:

  • Volunteer Fireman, 2008- Present
  • Washington State Certified EMT
  • Washington State Certified Firefighter One
  • Washington State Certified Hazmat  Awareness / Operations
  • Elected Fire Commissioner — District 10, 2020 - 2026
  • Fire Instructor 1 Certification
  • CPR Instructor
  • Captain, 2014
  • Lieutenant, 2012

Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce:

  • Board Member, 2014  -  Present

Community Colleges Foundation:

  • Board Member, 2010  -  Present
  • Chair Facilities Committee, 2012  -  Present